3/5/2012 5:04:05 PM
Mobile reception to come to Eurotunnel this July
Passengers travelling through the Eurotunnel will soon be able to use their mobile phones underground, with a new deal between French operators set to be announced tomorrow (6 March).
France Télécom Orange, SFR Bouygues Télécom and Free will attend an event in Paris to mark the new agreement. Technology company Alcatel-Lucent will build the infrastructure. The 2G and 3G service will reportedly come online in July, before the London Olympics.
Transport for London is in the final stages of the tender process for operators to provide Wi-Fi access for commuters. Everything Everywhere, O2 and Vodafone are believed to be in the running for the contract, with BT and Virgin Media competing on the fixed-line side. The winning company will be revealed during the spring.
Editor: Graeme Neill